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Riverbend Tours

Webber Esplanade | Cooktown Boat Ramp, Cooktown, Cook Shire, Queensland 4895, Australia
+61 411 836 155
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Throughly enjoyed sunset cruise

Booked by recommendation from a tour company. Best decision, had a lovely evening touring the quiet... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Shirley G
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Parramatta, Australia
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River sunset cruise

This was the best part of our visit to Cooktown. We did this with a large group of people. Three... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
KimnRuss B
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Sunset Cruise* Enjoy some relaxing music, listen to a few stories about Cooktown's rich maritime history and cross your fingers for a magnificient sunset.Experience the Endeavour River at its most special time of day. We will explore the harbour in the long afternoon light and then head upstream to watch the sunset over the distant ranges. While navigating the maze way of smaller creeks we will serve a complimentary gourmet cheese platter to accompany your drink of choice. After dark, spotlights add a whole new perspective to the impenetrable walls of mangrove that line the river. Listen to some stories about Captain Cook’s infamous passage along the Cape, about devastating cyclones, about the glory days of pearling luggers and about the new Cooktown, gateway to the frontier. This sunset cruise can make for a wonderfully peaceful way to end the day. •Complimentary Nibbles •Complimentary Gourmet Platters •BYO (ice & glasses on board) •Soft drinks available *2hr cruises depart by appointment from the Cooktown Boat Ramp with a min of 4 and max of 36 passengers. Daytime tours and private functions available.
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Webber Esplanade | Cooktown Boat Ramp, Cooktown, Cook Shire, Queensland 4895, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked by recommendation from a tour company. Best decision, had a lovely evening touring the quiet waters of Endeavour Bay. Great value with a delicious cheese platter thrown in. Our guide was very informative.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was the best part of our visit to Cooktown. We did this with a large group of people. Three families total with children ranging in age from 10 to 17. They really do keep your wine/beer chilled for you, and provide ice. Many reviewers...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did the sunset cruise and had a thoroughly enjoyable experience. Nick is extremely knowledgeable and his crew, Jarrah, is excellent. When we anchored we were served an amazing cheese platter. You can byo, however soft drinks are included in the cost of the tour....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks Nick and Jarred for a fantastic tour of Cooktown harbor and the creek. Loved the cheese platters. Well done. Most informative.

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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Fabulous cruise with Nick as a friendly and informative guide. Loved that we could bring our own wine to compliment the generous cheese platter provided. Relaxing in the mangroves with ambient lighting....Ahhhh

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Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Pros: We had 7kids 4adults. Youngest was 1yo. Oldest 10yo. Nick was wonderful with accommodating for the kids, even though there was 10 other adults onboard. Cheese platters - superb. Byo alcohol with table service for drinks - onboard chilling provided. Such a unique experience...More

2  Thank blakbul
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Nick D, Owner at Riverbend Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2018

Hi troops, I came away from that charter wishing i’d left my wild boatie boys at home, unsure of how you all felt about the experience. I guess it goes to show that you are always hypersensitive about the behaviour of your own children first...More

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Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed our sunset Cruise.....the nibbles and cheese platter was superb Features Gallo Dairy cheese varieties and cold meats, olives etc. really yummy Take your own alcohol if you like—- skipper keeps it on ice for you Cruise is value for money and well worth doing!...More

Thank Deborah S
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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Fantastic way to see Cooktown, the sunsets are so beautiful here and seem to last longer than they do down south. Nothing beats enjoying a sunset with a glass of wine and local producers cheese platter, yum!!

Thank Jessica C
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Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

My wife & I had a really great Riverbend sunset cruise.Very well priced with great informative local history past and present along with a great cheese platter, byo grog, just sit back & enjoy the views. "Would highly recommend"! Thank you to the owner tourguide...More

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Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Beautiful view of the sunset over the mountains, but the highlight was the cruise through the mangroves. Stunning scenery. The hosts were very friendly, informal and so informative. The cheese platter served was exquisite. The boat is very clean, roomy and very stable. The cruise...More

1  Thank Kevin B
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Response from Nick D | Property representative |
Hi. For our sunset cruise we come in at $45 / adult $25 / child 7-14yrs. Kids under 7 are free. The cruise is BYO with ice filled esky and wine glasses on board. Inclusive is a generous gourmet platter with 4 locally... More
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